English 7 -- Argument Essay 


Mastery Objective: 

Directions: 

Students will complete an argument essay on an issue raised in the novels Red Kayak or A Single Shard. 

For Red Kayak the issue is for students to define values, ethics, and morals and identify daily choices that challenge their integrity.  

For A Single Shard the argument is "Are characters born brave, or is courage developed by facing fears?"   

Students find newspaper articles where people have upheld their integrity or abandoned it.  

 

Resources:

Noodletools 

Red Kayak 

 Harvard Accuses 125 of Cheating  
Fibs Flow on Job Applications 
 Cheating in the Classroom, Cheating Yourself  

A Single Shard

Sixty Years Later, the Story of PT-109 Still Captivates  
Foundation Honors Courageous Women Journalists  

 

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